Shenzhen has grown immensely in its lifetime. Just 30 years ago Shenzhen was nothing more than a fishing village. After the Chinese government declared new policies for reform and openness, Shenzhen became a special industry with financial, business trade, Import and Export Corporation and Joint Venture Companies. Now, Shenzhen is one of the top, tier 1, most influential cities in China. As the economy increases, there is no doubt; English will become forever more widely used in business and foreign trade. for many years when all Shenzhen children begin their studies, English is an essential course.
Geographically, Shenzhen borders Hong Kong and is just 1 hour to Guangzhou city on the high speed train. Teaching English in Shenzhen is very convenient; you can go to Hong Kong very easily. Hong Kong is a “shopping heaven” in China as many teachers go to Hong Kong to travel and shopping, thanks to the abundance of international brands, state of the art shopping complexes and more brands, shops and sights than most cities around the world.
Teaching English in Shenzhen, you can enjoy the metropolitan lifestyle with the abundance of international bars, clubs and restaurants from all over the world; Streets, buildings and parks all designed and built by international designers based on existing wonderful architecture and design from all over the world. Within the first few weeks teaching English in Shenzhen you probably won’t actually feel like you are in a foreign country because it is such a new city with many young foreigners and an international lifestyle. In addition, Shenzhen has beautiful beaches and blue skies. Compared to Shanghai and Beijing, the air quality is much better. Teachers who teach English in Shenzhen usually go to the beaches to enjoy their weekends. The Rose Sea and Dameisha beaches are most famous, the West Coast is the most interesting and attractive, and they have many kinds of outdoor activities such as: CSC fighting, surfing.
About jobs in Shenzhen
Teaching English in Shenzhen is many foreigners’ choice. Not only because Shenzhen near Hong Kong, they can renew their visa easily but also Shenzhen provides a high number of job openings specifically for ESL teachers without teaching experience. In addition Shenzhen has an international lifestyle with a good air quality. Employers are offering many job vacancies in primary schools, kindergartens, public schools, training centers and universities, some international companies also need foreign teachers to teach English in order to improve the competiveness of their company. Salaries in Shenzhen are amongst the highest in China.
Working in Shenzhen
Teaching English in Shenzhen as a full time ESL teacher in kindergartens, middle/high schools and primary schools usually requires teaching 3-5 hours per day, except training centers schools do not have classes at night and weekends are off. If you work as a part time teacher, 8-10 hours per week is plenty to earn a good wage. Many experienced teachers will choose their jobs in a kindergarten as a full time teacher and part time in a training center at night (Salaries easily exceed 30,000RMB per month or 3,000GBP). Even some teachers who live in Luohu district (There is a bridge between Shenzhen Luohu and Hong Kong), they will choose a Hong Kong school to teach part time. The cost of living in Shenzhen is lower than Hong Kong; however, you can earn higher salary in Hong Kong. You can earn more money and save more.
Working in Shenzhen, a BA degree and higher qualification is required; a native speaker is preferred; non-native speakers with excellent English and good accent are often accepted; a TEFL/TESOL is preferred; having working experience is preferred but not necessary. Generally speaking, employer requirements are based on how much they pay you; how many hours you teach per day; how big the company is; what kinds of company you work in. If you would like to work in an excellent school, requirements are usually higher, vice versa.
Finding a job in Shenzhen
Online is the best way of getting a teaching job in Shenzhen. The best you can do is to register on our website and apply for jobs Jobs in Shenzhen. We also recommend you register with the reputable local agency Find Work Abroad. They have many jobs, information and many employers post their job openings on their Direct Employers job board. You also can post your information on the website so that the employer can see your information. If you can’t find a suitable job by yourself, you can turn for some recruiter to help you, because they have the latest information and familiar with this industry. They can find a suitably job for you faster and easier than you do.
Working in Shenzhen can give you excellent working experience in the future no matter where you go to teach and which country you go to. Shenzhen is an international city which is very near Hong Kong. Many schools in Shenzhen are international schools. After you teach one or two years in Shenzhen, you can easy to find a job in other cities like Guangzhou, Macau and Hong Kong. You can ask higher salary or higher positions when you negotiate with your employer. After you’re very familiar with the teaching systems in Shenzhen and it is very easy for you to apply a teaching job in Hong Kong. You can run your own company as well. Teaching English is a great chance in the coming decades in the whole cities in China.
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